Environmental journalist and professor Amanda Little tells the defining story of the sustainable food revolution as she weaves together stories from the world's most creative and controversial innovators on the front lines of food science, agriculture, and climate change.
This take is positive and entertaining ... The text is upbeat and peppered with wry observations ... the conclusion is that while food may someday look and taste a little different, science and ingenuity will keep it on our tables.
There’s a timely, positive, thought-provoking message here. It’s just a shame the book is hopelessly overwritten: 100 pages shorter, it would have had real punch. Little is bewilderingly prolix in her scene setting ... It’s bad enough, to be honest, to drive me to vegan baby food.
Besides giving readers entertaining profiles of her interviewees, [Little] shares her experiences in a lively, personable manner with just a few statistics and lots of pertinent quotes ... Little’s take-home message is that innovation combined with good judgment can provide the solutions to the coming food crisis. She calls for a synthesis of the wisdom of the past with the ingenuity of the present to help us survive the future ... An important, well-documented report that is highly readable, fact-filled, and eye-opening.